Congressman Coble re-elected

Darcie DyerStaff Writer

November 6, 2012

Republican Howard Coble, who has been serving the North Carolina 6th District since 1985, has been re-elected to serve his 15th term in Congress.

As of press time, unofficial results showed that Coble had 60.06 percent of the vote in North Carolina, compared to Democrat Tony Foriest who had 39.94 percent. In Surry County specifically, Coble received 66.02 percent of the vote and 33.98 percent of the vote.

Changes in boundary lines led to Surry County being placed in the 6th Congressional District. Surry County was previously part of Rep. Virginia Foxx’s 5th District. The new congressional boundaries are just now being put in effect, with the actual change in representation for Surry County occurring after this election.

After redistricting by the North Carolina General Assembly, Surry, Stokes and Rockingham counties were moved into the 6th Congressional District. The redrawn 6th District includes Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell and Person counties, as well as parts of Guilford, Alamance, Orange, Durham and Granville counties.

“While Surry, Stokes and Rockingham counties will remain in my heart, I know they will be in good hands with Howard Coble,” Foxx said.

Coble, of Greensboro, was previously elected to four terms in the N.C. House of Representatives and has served 14 conseutive terms in Congress.

Coble is a member of the Tea Party Caucus, the conservative Republican Study Committee, and the Sportsmen’s Caucus. He is also a member of the House Judiciary and Transportation committees and a subcommittee chair in both.

Coble, whose professional background includes working as an attorney. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Guilford College and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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